To graduate from The Westminster Schools of Atlanta, my alma mater, students were required to take classes in the Old Testament and the New Testament. Westminster is a non-denominational Christian college preparatory school.
I remember my New Testament course being “Tag-Taught” by two individuals, Dr. First Teacher, and Mr. Other Teacher (names changed of course, to protect the innocent :-) ) . Dr. First Teacher seemed to think of the Bible more as literature – leaning towards a less fundamental and more irreverent treatment of the wisdom within “The Good Book.” Mr. Other Teacher, was the opposite, it appeared. He believed the book to be fact, and was, I remember, a committed and outspoken Christian. Experiencing the tag teaching sometimes was like watching a debate. “Surely, you don’t think this is a true story?” one would say, while the other tried to contain his reaction to such a statement, believing that it was, in fact all based in truth.
I don’t remember which one told me to reach my next My52Wow Book Club selection, but I have had it for years, and I can remember attempting to read it, but never finishing it. The time is now!
Just to let you know – I finally finished my last My52WOW Book Club book, Everyday Enlightenment. Ever decide to read a book that was so good, you don’t want it to end? This was one of those books. It was so chock full of wisdom, stories, and actionable life tools, I thought I could read a chapter every day and learn something new. But I finally read all 12 steps of enlightenment, and will likely come back and read it again.
But it is time to move on! The next book that I will tackle is another one that I have had on my bookshelf for many years. It is called Mere Christianity, by C.S. Lewis. Yes, the same C.S. Lewis who wrote the Chronicles of Narnia also wrote this extremely famous book about Christianity. Many agree that, outside of the Bible, this is the most influential book about Christianity written in the 20th century.
Well, we shall see, shan’t we?
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